Category: Tracey O'Sullivan

Steaming Ahead

Students looked at examples of geothermal power stations. As a group they investigated, described what they looked like and thought about the link of the names to our own school... Read more about 'Steaming Ahead'...

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The power of words, balance and daring

Our inquiry focuses on oral language, vocabulary extension and descriptive writing. As part of this inquiry we were also exploring and sharing ideas about relationships with other people so the... Read more about 'The power of words, balance and daring'...

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Simile poems

The focus is about students sharing their experiences in their own words using descriptive language. Ultimately Room 5 aims to present some of our poems to the school community later... Read more about 'Simile poems'...

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Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences

For 20 minutes, four days a week the students move from their class to meet with other students to participate in phonics learning. Read more about 'Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences'...

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Mathematical Wizards

First, students were given a shape and they had to independently identify and sort 2D shapes by their appearance. Read more about 'Mathematical Wizards'...

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Native Neighbours

First the students learnt to write questions about what they were curious about. They formulated wonders about kiwis. Read more about 'Native Neighbours'...

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Swim like a dolphin

To begin with, our qualified swimming instructors assessed what we could do in the water already. We learnt these skills through a variety of fun water games and activities. Read more about 'Swim like a dolphin'...

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Tools for Writing

Colleen Wills our ALL Mentor shared a writing prompt for “fattening” up sentences or to help make our writing more interesting for our readers. Read more about 'Tools for Writing'...

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Elastic Force

Room 1 and 14 students used technology to assist us in building simple catapults and paddle boats. Read more about 'Elastic Force'...

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